Posted on July 19, 2024 at 1:57 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Here at The Insurance Emporium we talk a lot about how pets are as much a part of our families as humans, and yet sometimes when a pet dies it’s not acknowledged in the same way. We often feel surprised at how much it affects us, maybe even embarrassed; there’s almost a feeling that a […]

Tags: cat, cat ownership, dog, dog ownership, pet, pet health, pet insurance


Posted on June 17, 2024 at 1:53 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Cycling is a popular form of transport; whether you’re doing it as a form of exercise, heading out and about with the family, or cycling to work. But there can be some confusion when it comes to the rules surrounding cycling; often people are unclear about what’s legal and what’s not, and recently there have […]

Tags: Cycling, cycling myths, cycling on the pavement, cycling rules, highway code


Posted on April 12, 2024 at 11:34 am by The Insurance Emporium

Ask any cyclist what they like about cycling and they’ll probably use words such as ‘freedom’ and ‘adventure’; there’s nothing like that feeling you get when you head off on your bike in the fresh air; just you, your bike, and the open road – the possibilities are endless. It takes us back to our […]

Tags: bikepacking, bikepacking trip, Cycle

Home Is Where The Bike Is – Six Of The Best Bike Storage Ideas

Posted on February 7, 2024 at 5:57 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Cycling is a great hobby, but one of the biggest issues is what to do with your bike when you’re not out riding it. Not everyone has access to outside storage spaces, some people live in a multi-cycle household, and some people have a multi-cycle habit! And while our bikes may be our babies, not […]

Tags: Bicycle, bicycle insurance, Cycle, cycle insurance

Highway To Hell – The World’s Most Treacherous Bike Trails

Posted on September 5, 2023 at 4:51 pm by The Insurance Emporium

If you’re a fair-weather cyclist who enjoys weekend jaunts in the countryside or along the great British coastline, then you may not have come across some of the world’s most treacherous cycling trails before.  You know, the type of trails that are for the ultimate mountain bike adrenaline junkies, pushing their skill and ability to […]

Tags: bicycle insurance, Bike, bike insurance, cycle insurance, Cycling


Posted on July 31, 2023 at 3:54 pm by The Insurance Emporium

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIKE THEFT PREVENTION The beauty of cycling is that it’s accessible for many people whether it’s via two wheels or sometimes three. For some, they’re weekday commuters to the office on the ultimate rail-friendly bike, a Brompton . For others, they could be weekend cycle enthusiasts with the latest carbon fibre road […]

Tags: Bicycle, bicycle insurance, bike theft, cycle insurance, Cycling


Posted on July 25, 2023 at 11:29 am by The Insurance Emporium

Our latest colleague profile features Simon Gallantree, a member of our Data Team. Simon refers to himself as a ‘fair-weather’ cyclist but as you’ll see, his idea of fair-weather cycling is a little bit different to the rest of us. Simon first started cycling 7 – 8 years ago when he bought a second-hand road […]

Tags: Bicycle, bicycle insurance, Cycle, cycle insurance

Riding the Extra Miles: Celebrating Our Bikeathon Challenge

Posted on June 20, 2023 at 12:40 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Here at The Insurance Emporium (TIE), we love celebrating awareness days as we know they help support some truly fantastic causes. From World Mental Health Awareness Week to National Donut Week, we’ve always got our finger on the pulse, especially if the cause directly aligns with our business. And that’s why, when we heard the […]

Tags: Cycling Challenge, Fundraising, National Bike Week, National Bike Week 100, York Bike Belles CIC

Go To Work On A Bike – Why You Should Be Cycling To Work

Posted on May 25, 2023 at 11:30 am by The Insurance Emporium

Cycling in the UK has seen a bit of a revival over the last few years; in 2019, UK households spent approximately £1.56 billion on bikes, and cycling levels have increased by 23.7% in the last ten years. This is partly due to the pandemic; people suddenly had more time on their hands, were limited […]

Tags: Bicycle, bicycle insurance, Cycle, cycle insurance

On Your Bike – Wheelie Fun Family Rides in Yorkshire

Posted on April 12, 2023 at 9:22 am by The Insurance Emporium

Spring has sprung and with that in mind we’ve turned our attention to enjoying family fun time while exploring the great outdoors. Over lockdown many of us took to our bicycles to explore our local areas leading to cycling being one of the most popular forms of outdoor exercise. Flash forward to the present day […]

Tags: Cycling, Dalby Forest, family bike ride, family cycling, Leeds Urban Bike Park, Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail, The Swale Trail, York Solar System route, yorkshire cycle trail, yorkshire cycling routes

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